Sunak’s maths policy is meaningless. He’s just trying to distract you

Rishi Sunak set out his big policy for education last week, and it was “some sort of compulsory maths until 18 for all school pupils”.

Those aren’t my words. They’re from an article in the Times Educational Supplement. People who examine education policy for a living have no idea what the prime minister means.

There aren’t enough maths teachers. In fact, many of those we have now didn’t qualify with maths as their main subject. So there would need to be an investment in growing the teaching workforce.

There’s no explanation of how making pupils learn maths until age 18 will make them better-qualified to face the world of employment. If they can’t do their maths at 16, why does Sunak think continuing to teach them the same stuff for another two years will help?

Or is that the plan? We really don’t know.

Phil Moorhouse of A Different Bias, himself a former teacher, has taken a hard look at what little Sunak has offered up – and found it wanting.

He reckons it’s nothing but pretty words, with no substance behind it now – and none ever intended for it in the future. A distraction.

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1 thought on “Sunak’s maths policy is meaningless. He’s just trying to distract you

  1. stainglass44

    Yes another distraction The TORY’S will go down in our history of the people that destroyed our N H S and had never liked the LABOUR PARTY AND THE TRADE UNIONS for creating it just after WW2 it just goes to prove how un-caring the Tory party are they only care about the money that they can make for the rich friends by trying to make us all go to PRIVATE DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS where they all have shares in . My sister contracted POLIO in 1962/3 and our N H S doctor could see she needed help and got her into our local NHS hospital very quickly just in time to be treated and thank goodness was cured . I will always remember what my father said to me when I was 17 .” If it was not for the OUR NHS your sister would have spent the rest of her life in a Wheelchair ,because l would never have been able to afford to have taken her to a PRIVATE DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL ” My sister went on to have a happy healthy life and is still healthy . Thank you LABOUR PARTY and UNIONS

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